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srufolo1
srufolo1
5/16/2019 12:13:55 AM
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Travel With Whom?
I really understand Paul Rainford's enthusiasm over high-quality content like Travel With a Goat. Insight TV and the Swiss Sunrise sounds like a great partnership. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/14/2019 1:25:08 PM
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Re: Dark fiber maps?
There were likely some lost assets during the dot com bust that didn't recover.. and I assume dark fiber is among them since the value of it wasn't or couldn't be realized at the time. Now, however, might be a good time to light up any and all fiber that's already in the ground.

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batye
batye
5/14/2019 11:48:55 AM
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Re: Dark fiber maps?
@mhhf1ve interesting point, like with old phone cables you never know, plus with time things/maps/prints got forgoten/lost

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2019 9:46:39 PM
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TiVo become two?
I'm wondering how much innovation will be left in the product division after the split. Presumably, there will not be much new revenue coming in as consumers have moved on to streaming services and away from DVRs and other interfaces between their content providers and their devices....

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2019 9:46:39 PM
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TiVo become two?
I'm wondering how much innovation will be left in the product division after the split. Presumably, there will not be much new revenue coming in as consumers have moved on to streaming services and away from DVRs and other interfaces between their content providers and their devices....

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2019 9:41:45 PM
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Dark fiber maps?
I'm curious if there's even accurate dark fiber maps from the dot com boom? Miles and miles of fiber remains unlit, if memory serves. But I'm not sure who is keeping track of all the dark fiber -- or maybe it's all been bought up by now, waiting to be lit when the time is right?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2019 9:32:06 PM
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Re: Sooner or Later...
> "and the upcoming arrival of LEO satellites could change everything! (Stay posted ... "

I'm looking forward to this story! SpaceX is getting sixty prototype LEO satellites ready for launch soon to test a Starlink network that will require thousands of nano-sats to cover the world with wireless broadband. The failure of Iridium haunts the satellite broadband market, but hopefully this next-gen tech will leapfrog 5G (Or augment it significantly).

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/13/2019 9:27:08 PM
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Re: Sooner or Later...
>"the Broadband Mapping After Scrutiny Act (MAPS), it would allow individuals or others to argue against the vague approach to broadband verification currently in place."

Will this legislation go anywhere? I'm highly skeptical. ISPs are NOT going to want this kind of information to be public knowledge.. and many (most?) politicians have some telco funding.... there's a reason why the FCC doesn't and hasn't published more accurate broadband coverage maps!

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Alison’s Wonderland
Alison’s Wonderland
5/13/2019 11:10:28 AM
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Sooner or Later...
I realize carriers may well view deployment data as competitive information. But I think they should see it as invaluable shared data, given the amount of resource-sharing they do -- and will continue doing on an expanded basis with 5G and IoT. The need for fiber in 5G alone should, I believe, compel operators to share information on the exact location of their fiber investments and insight into other tech deployments -- Gfast, FWA, etc. People are getting restless about the billions going into rural broadband without a giant ROI -- and by people I mean taxpayers, elected officials (prompted by their irked constituents), carriers who are not getting funds, the growing number of municipalities/coops/utilities stepping into the rural deployment arena, and alternate providers such as Microsoft White Spaces which very publicly called out the FCC on its poor practices. There are plenty of opportunities here for traditional, new and non-traditional operators to serve this market -- and the upcoming arrival of LEO satellites could change everything! (Stay posted ... I'm working on a very interesting story about this topic!)

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